SouthWest Transit to launch new service in Eden Prairie

SouthWest Transit to launch new service in Eden Prairie

Like popular ride-hailing apps, SouthWest Transit is now making it as easy to request a ride within Eden Prairie as the tap of a phone app.
West Metro
May 27

Richfield gets six proposals for new housing development in Cedar Point

The recession halted Cedar Point project, but now 6 developers have offered plans.
West Metro
May 27
A frame grab from a YouTube video shows bicyclists being taken down by off-duty police officers who were on a PedalPub in downtown Minneapolis.

Culture of pedal pubs becomes target — online and by bike

Hate for the traveling taprooms went from an Internet joke to a criminal case over the weekend. Now five men are charged with misdemeanors for allegedly throwing water balloons and shooting squirtguns at mobile pub passengers in Minneapolis.
West Metro
May 26

Imris files Chapter 11, seeks sale; city of Minnetonka among creditors

The city of Minnetonka, listed as a creditor, lent the firm $500,000 in 2013.
Stage & Arts
May 26

One fair lady is the featured work of art at Edina Art Fair

Kristi Abbott’s portrait ‘Cassidy’ is the featured work at the vibrant and popular festival.
West Metro
May 26

West school briefs: District seeks literacy, math tutors

Bloomington School district seeks literacy, math tutors Bloomington Public Schools is looking for literacy tutors for its prekindergarten programs and elementary schools. The positions are…
West Metro
May 26

West news briefs: Book sale helps Bloomington Crime Prevention Association

BLOOMINGTON Media sale will raise money for BCPA Book collection is underway for the 23rd annual Bloomington Crime Prevention Association sale in June. Donated used…
West Metro
May 26

West metro police blotter

EDINA APRIL 20 Theft: Five 15-year-old girls were arrested after they allegedly stole clothes from Macy’s at Southdale Center. EXCELSIOR MAY 9 Property…
Variety
May 26

Around the metro, summer's festival flags are flying

Family-friendly events in cities statewide create a sense of community and celebrate local history.
West Metro
May 25

Burnsville uses native plant sale to encourage more such gardens

Burnsville will host the city’s first Native Plant Market on Saturday.
West Metro
May 25

FAIR School plans move ahead despite lack of clarity on management

The Minneapolis and Robbinsdale school districts are forging ahead with plans for the FAIR School even though legislators failed to pass a measure that would formally transfer management of the fine-arts magnet school.
West Metro
May 24
Kathy Henrickson placed a poppy on the cross of Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickh...

What's open, closed on Memorial Day

WHAT’S OPEN, CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAYPost offices: Closed. No regular mail service.Banks: All Bremer Bank branches will be closed. TCF traditional branches will close at…
West Metro
May 23

Boating season kicks off with more inspections

Thanks to $10 million from the state, counties are ramping up work to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels.
West Metro
May 23

Nusrat Mosque creates a new space for faith

The first and only mosque in Minnesota for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Nusrat Mosque in Coon Rapids, held its inauguration event on Saturday, welcoming…
West Metro
May 22

More zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake outside treatment area

The battle continues to keep a west-metro lake free of zebra mussels. After costly and groundbreaking efforts to kill off zebra mussels on Christmas Lake…
West Metro
May 22

No one hurt as large fire tears through Orono home

Firefighters from across the west metro worked Friday night in Orono to put out a fully engulfed suburban home, a blaze that has left the…
West Metro
May 22

Children's Hospitals to consolidate 650 metro-area workers in Edina office

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics is planning to move about 650 administrative workers to an office in Edina next year. The employees currently work in five…
West Metro
May 22
Developer Steve Bohl is helping to return hotels to Lake Minnetonka.

Grand hotels are making a mini-comeback on Lake Minnetonka

Projects on Lake Minnetonka expected to be approved soon in Wayzata and Excelsior.
West Metro
May 21

Hot Property: A new spot for Fresh Thyme grocery in Plymouth

Type: Retail Size: 50,188 square feet Area: 6.6 acres Developer & architect: Oppidan Investment Co. Details: The third Twin Cities-area Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery…
Blogs
May 21

Developer is greenlighted by St. Louis Park and Golden Valley, secures land for new West End development

The 14 acres of vacant land at the southwest corner of I-394 and Highway 100 next to the West End retail center has three new owners. Florida-based DLC Residential made headlines in November by proposing a multiphase, multi-building complex immediately adjacent to one of St. Louis Park's most successful development zones. DLC acted as master developer, pushing the hotel, office and apartment complex plan through city approval processes in both St. Louis Park and Golden Valley.
West Metro
May 21
The downtown Minneapolis skyline in January.

Minneapolis continues growth spurt, census data show

Minneapolis is now the 46th-largest city in the country, moving up two positions over the past year, new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2014 show.